Entries by Dena Comley

Meatball Curry

Take your meatballs to the next level with this Meatball Curry. Try our local grass fed ground beef from Thurston Livestock farms, mixed with traditional Indian spices and fried in ghee (clarified butter). Besides having a higher smoking point and a long shelf life, ghee has a number of health benefits. It can lower cholesterol, […]

Types of Salts and Their Benefits

Wars have been fought over it, countries built on it. It’s production dates back more than 8000 years and is referenced in every ancient civilization. It has been used for currency, ceremonies and to save lives as it is vital to our existence. It is salt. Arguably the most important ingredient in your kitchen, salt comes […]

8 DIY Spice Blends

We are frequently asked why we don’t carry very many spice blends at The Granary. It is often expected that our large selection of bulk spices would include blends, but the fact is, there are hundreds of possible blends and we carry most – if not all – the ingredients needed to make the many of the most […]

Tuesday’s Ten – Useful Ways to Use Lemons

There’s nothing like a fresh slice of lemon to invigorate your senses and decorate your meal. But that’s not all they’re good for! Take your citrus beyond the norm with these nine practical – and somewhat unexpected – ways to use lemons with this weeks Tuesday’s Te. 1. Preserve Sliced Fruit Squeeze fresh lemon juice onto sliced fruit, such as […]

Salmon with Black Rice and Carrot-Miso Sauce

Purchase Wild Sockeye Salmon from the  cold waters of the Stakine River in BC at The Granary.  This fish is flash frozen soon after being caught, resulting is a super fresh salmon with less fat and less “fishy” taste then farmed atlantic salmon. This dish has a nice balance of sweet and savoury and is absolutely […]

Detoxifying Cauliflower-Parsnip Soup

Ingredients 4-5 shallots, or 2-4 leeks if you prefer a milder flavor 1 rib (about ¼ cup) chopped celery 1 head garlic (about 7 cloves) 6 cups veggie broth (or 1 quart water plus 3 veggie cubes) 1 tsp. curry + ¼ tsp. turmeric 1 ½ pounds parsnips, diced 1 head cauliflower (about 1 ½ […]

Skin Health – Inside and Out

Skin, it is our largest organ and one that provides more protection than you might think. We all know skin is our outer shell but it does more than guard our muscles and organs. Our many layers of skin play a role in our immunity, temperature regulation, vitamin D synthesis,  water regulation and toxin removal. Keeping it healthy is […]

The Essentials of Essential Oils

Essential oils have recently received a lot of attention.  Their popularity has exploded in the past couple of years and with good reason. Essential oils do a lot more than smell good!  The healing properties of essential oils are not new, there is recorded history of their use dating back 5000 years in Egyptian culture. […]

Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Very few natural health remedies have been around as long as the humble but powerful apple cider vinegar. Its internal benefits are many and include detoxification, improved digestion,  blood sugar control and metabolism support it can also be used for a quick energy boost. The benefits of apple cider vinegar come from compounds which include acetic acid, potassium, magnesium, […]

The Perfect Cup of Java

I have to admit I’m loving this new coffee trend.  Coffee shops are popping up all over the place and many are becoming much more aware of the quality of the coffee they serve. While I love my local coffee shops, the atmosphere and social gathering opportunities they provide, I still think a cup of […]